Let’s check out what others have to say about the mighty crinkle-cut fry. A reminder folks, the word “fry” is a catch-all term and includes a batch of crinkle-cuts that were baked and have never been immersed screaming into a bubbling turmoil of hot grease or oil or whatever is in that vat awaiting the incoming food.
We will start with an excellent, in-depth review of the Burger King Gratifries. I noticed a small amount of TV advertising for the critters but it trailed off quickly. Maybe the results were so positive that further expensive advertising wasn’t believed to be needed. Here’s the review—–> Tressa’s take on Burger King Gratifries
Next up on our review list is another Burger King fry review but with video & audio. No mention of the low-calorie Gratifries so it is likely safe to assume the fries are standard fries but with a crinkle and no attempt at minimizing fat and calories. Behold:
And another Burger King entry reviewing Satisfries on a radio station Web site:
Review of Burger King’s Crinkle-Cut “Satisfries” French Fries
Here is an interesting review where the old is compared with the new and the difference between old and new is immense. The new is a made-on-the-spot standard run-of-the-mill non-crinkle fry while the old version is the fry that real fry aficionados world-wide demand, the one real fry to those with discriminating tastes… the mighty crinkle-cut.
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Adam Platt on Shake Shack’s New, ‘Fresh’ Fries
I’ve always been partial to the original, fat, crinkle-cut (and yes, scandalously frozen) fries served at my neighborhood Shake Shack, up on 23rd Street. I like the heft and size of the fry and the way the stubby, crinkly cut shape visually complements the densely compact shape of the Shack Burger itself. I like the way the ridges serve as a perfect dredging vehicle for wiping up your excess ketchup. I like the classic shape, with its nostalgic hints of the exciting, though inevitably disappointing, Swanson TV dinners of the sixties and the older suburban burger shacks of my youth.
And thus starts an interesting and entertaining fry review. Definitely a must-read. Get on over there.
Nathan’s French Fries, Crinkle Cut, Jumbo Frozen ready-to-heat crinkle-cuts are a mainstay for me. I always bake to keep the calories as low as possible and to avoid the expense of buying oil to fry the fries that in my case are “bakes” I suppose. I have tried the name-brand fries such as Ore-Ida but I am happier saving some shekels and getting the store-brand or generic non-brand crinkle-cuts. Those are tasty enough for a Disgruntled Old Coot, me. I do not recall seein Nathan’s frozen goodies in my area. However, crinkle-cut admirers are everywhere so I report on crinkle-cuts wherever they may dwell. This review is at a grocery store Web site that allows reviews and ratings. Nathan’s earn a full 5-stars out of 5 possible!!!
“The Best Frozen French Fries” These are the best frozen French fries I have ever eaten! They are not salted so you can add as much or as little salt as you want! Plus they are delicious!! I always bake them for a few extra minutes because they are a thicker cut fry. Still delicious!!!
Here’s a “Satisfries” review with a horde of comments:
Review: New Satisfries from Burger King Posted September 24th, 2013
YAY!!! Some reviews for the frozen crinkle-cuts I normally buy… the Wal-Mart budget brand that appears to be rated highly: Great Value Crinkle Cut French Fried Potatoes
GoodHousekeeping reviewed several frozen crinkle-cut fries and the winner is: “CRINKLE-CUT WINNER: Testers flipped for the “great potato taste” of Ore-Ida Golden Crinkles” The layout of the page is rather odd. When you get to the linked-to page below scroll down and look at the coffee cup logos. The product name under the cap is the link to the review. Once you open one of those pages you will find yourself in a “slide show” with arrows to go forward or back through the several reviews. Weird page lay-out!!! Some of the reviews are for non-crinkle-cut fries.
Frozen French Fries Reviews
From the Save-a-Lot grocery store chain:
Save-A-Lot stores bring discount groceries to neighborhoods across the US. In fact, there are more than 1,300 Save-a-Lot stores nationwide in urban, suburban and rural areas. As one of the nation’s leading extreme value, carefully selected assortment grocery chains, we deliver our customers terrific savings on discount groceries, up to 40% compared to conventional grocery stores.
There is one in my town and I have bought a few things there. It appears to me that these small budget-oriented stores are increasing in number. It seems they have a tendency to open in the poorer parts of towns and cities where the growing numbers of working-poor and underemployed and the too many unemployed folks are trying to scrape by. I will have to try their brand of crinkle-cuts and write a review about them.
Alexia 98% Fat Free Smart Classics Roasted Crinkle Cut Fries